Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 21, 2020



Graham Corporation

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-8462   16-1194720

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

20 Florence Avenue, Batavia, New York   14020
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (585) 343-2216


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class


Trading Symbol(s)


Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.10 per share   GHM   NYSE

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Item 8.01

Other Events.

On July 21, 2020, Graham Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that it is changing the location of its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (the “Annual Meeting”). The Annual Meeting will now be held solely by means of remote communication, in a virtual meeting format only. A copy of the press release announcing the location change is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. Further information regarding this change to the location of the Annual Meeting can be found in the additional proxy materials filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 21, 2020.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.



99.1    Press Release dated July 21, 2020


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


      Graham Corporation
Date: July 21, 2020     By:  

/s/ Jeffrey Glajch

      Jeffrey Glajch
      Vice President – Finance & Administration and
      Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 99.1


LOGO       News Release





Graham Corporation 20 Florence Avenue Batavia, NY 14020


Graham Corporation Announces Conversion of

2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to Virtual Event

BATAVIA, NY, July 21, 2020 – Graham Corporation (NYSE: GHM), a global business that designs, manufactures and sells critical equipment for the oil refining, petrochemical and defense industries, today announced that due to the ongoing public health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to support the health and well-being of its stockholders, directors, officers and employees, the format of the Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of the Company has been changed. As previously announced, the Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, however the Company has made the decision that this year’s Annual Meeting will now be held solely by remote communication, in a virtual-only format. The Annual Meeting will not be held at a physical location, and stockholders will not be able to physically attend the Annual Meeting. This does not represent a change in the Company’s stockholder engagement philosophy, and the Company expects to resume in-person stockholder meetings next year.

In order to attend the virtual Annual Meeting, stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 19, 2020 must sign-in via the internet at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/GHM2020. To vote at the virtual Annual Meeting, stockholders will need their 16-digit control number included within their proxy card, notice of internet availability of proxy materials or voter instruction form.

Whether stockholders plan to participate in Graham Corporation’s 2020 Annual Meeting, all stockholders are encouraged to vote and submit their proxies in advance of the meeting by one of the methods described in the Company’s 2020 proxy materials. The proxy card included with the proxy materials will not be updated to reflect the change in meeting format but may continue to be used to vote shares in connection with the 2020 Annual Meeting. Stockholders are also encouraged to return their proxies, as instructed in the materials, as early as possible to avoid any processing delays that may be caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further information regarding the change of venue of the Annual Meeting can be found in the Notice of Change of Location of Annual Meeting of Stockholders filed by the Company as definitive additional material with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 21, 2020.


Graham is a global business that designs, manufactures and sells critical equipment for the energy, defense and chemical/petrochemical industries. Energy markets include oil refining, cogeneration, and alternative power. For the defense industry, the Company’s equipment is used in nuclear propulsion power systems for the U.S. Navy. Graham’s global brand is built upon world-renowned engineering expertise in vacuum and heat transfer technology, responsive and flexible service and unsurpassed quality. Graham designs and manufactures custom-engineered ejectors, vacuum pumping systems, surface condensers and vacuum systems. Graham’s equipment can also be found in other diverse applications such as metal refining, pulp and paper processing, water heating, refrigeration, desalination, food processing, pharmaceutical, heating, ventilating and air conditioning. Graham’s reach spans the globe and its equipment is installed in facilities from North and South America to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Graham routinely posts news and other important information on its website, www.graham-mfg.com, where additional comprehensive information on Graham Corporation and its subsidiaries can be found.

For more information, contact:


Jeffrey F. Glajch   Deborah K. Pawlowski / Christopher M. Gordon   
Vice President - Finance and CFO   Kei Advisors LLC   
Phone: (585) 343-2216   Phone: (716) 843-3908 / (716) 843-3942   
jglajch@graham-mfg.com   dpawlowski@keiadvisors.com / cgordon@Keiadvisors.com